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October 30, 2017 8:01 PM SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches South Korean satellite

Keeping up a blistering launch pace, SpaceX fired off another Falcon 9 rocket Monday, boosting a powerful South Korean communications satellite into orbit in the rocket-builder's third flight this month and its 16th so far this year. In an increasingly familiar sight, the rocket's first stage flew itself back to a pinpoint landing on the droneship "Of Course 205

October 28, 2017 7:27 AM Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Space—Find Out How Hard It Was

Getting lost on a spacewalk didn't bother the astronaut, but other things did. Astronaut Scott Kelly snapped a selfie with a view of Earth from the International Space Station. Kelly holds the record for the longest single spaceflight by a NASA astronaut. What does it feel like to blast off from Earth in a rocket, knowing that you will not see your family 182

October 27, 2017 7:27 PM NASA sent one identical twin brother to space for a year and studied how it changed him — here are the latest results

When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly stood up last March after spending a year in space, he was two inches taller. Kelly is part of a study NASA is conducting to assess how the human body changes as a result of space travel, using Scott Kelly and his twin brother Mark Kelly as subjects. While Scott spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station, Mark stayed 152

October 26, 2017 12:39 PM Pope Francis Speaks to International Space Station: Live Stream Info for Space Call

Catholics believe the Pope is already closer to God in some ways than anyone else on Earth. But on Thursday, he’s taking it further, by beaming himself up to the heavens. This marks only the second papal call to the orbit-based research center, after Pope Benedict XVI phoned in 2011. Among the ISS crew is an Italian, 60-year-old Paolo Nespoli, currently 287

October 25, 2017 5:16 AM Nissan puts 429 hp, 373 miles of range and autonomy into IMx electric SUV concept

Just last month, Nissan revealed the near future of its electric program when it detailed the second-generation Leaf. Now it dives deeper into the electrified future, dazzling Tokyo Motor Show attendees with the IMx, an all-electric crossover concept that promises enough range for a road trip, enough power for spirited highway sprints and the option 138

October 25, 2017 1:45 AM Nissan's IMx Tokyo Motor Show concept is much more than a Leaf SUV

Autonomous long-range crossover packs wraparound OLED dashboard and can be used as a mobile power station. For a while now, the automotive news rumormill has been breathlessly promising an SUV based on the Nissan Leaf. This just-revealed IMx Tokyo Motor Show concept vehicle appears to be both exactly that vehicle, and yet, not that vehicle at all. Nissan's 139

October 21, 2017 11:28 AM Astronauts Stage Third Spacewalk In 15 Days

Staging NASA's third spacewalk in 15 days, two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station Friday and installed a new high definition camera, replaced a degraded camera on a recently attached robot arm grapple fixture, finished lubricating the mechanism and carried out a variety of other "get-ahead" tasks. The only items the crew missed 145

October 21, 2017 4:10 AM Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack

Cape Canaveral: A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station on Friday, but had to contend with a balky jetpack and a frayed safety tether. Both jetpacks and safety ties are crucial for saving a flyaway astronaut. NASA said Joe Acaba was always securely attached to the orbiting outpost and never 144

October 20, 2017 10:27 PM Spacewalking astronauts replace blurry camera on robot arm

Spacewalking astronauts provided some necessary focus to the International Space Station's robot arm on Friday. Astronaut Joe Acaba, who once taught science at Melbourne High School in Brevard County, unbolted a blurry camera from a new robotic hand installed two weeks ago. He then popped in a spare, which flight controllers quickly tested from Houston 150

October 20, 2017 9:12 AM Hollywood to the rescue: Can pop culture fight climate change?

"Cli-fi" movies are turning global warming into apocalyptic drama, but the genre's latest release – Geostorm – has been slammed as insensitive to climate-change victims. Can a good story motivate people to take action? Disaster movie "Geostorm" opens in cinemas this week, starring Gerard Butler as a rocket scientist tasked with saving the world after 431